Adam Sweeting

‘People thought I was insane’: Graham Nash on the birth of Crosby, Stills and Nash

The 81-year-old rock star looks back at his love affair with Joni Mitchell, his time with the Hollies and reveals how he tried to make up with David Crosby before his death

‘California in the late 1960s and early 1970s was a paradise’: Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Hollies in 1970. Credit: Michael Putland/Getty Images

Graham Nash always seemed like the reasonable, peace-making one among his famously fractious compadres, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young. But he didn’t get to where he is today by being plagued with doubt or false modesty. Even talking remotely over a Zoom connection, he still radiates a kind of unshakeable certainty.

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